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Daniel Dercksen

Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 on Biz Community.com.
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Million Dollar Arm is a winner
Million Dollar Arm is a winner

The differences that separate are conquered by compassion and faith in Million Dollar Arm. In this new charmer from Disney, a film that the whole family can enjoy, the true story of one of the most unlikely friendships between a hard-headed and entrepreneurial American sports agent and two naïve young men from India is guaranteed to be a hit.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Sep 2014 09:30

Music is the food of love in Begin Again
Music is the food of love in Begin Again

The soul-stirring romantic comedy Begin Again shows what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Sep 2014 13:23

Before I Go To Sleep will bend your mind
Before I Go To Sleep will bend your mind

The agonising terror of losing your mind and memories are explored in the superb psychological thriller Before I Go To Sleep. Nicole Kidman delivers a riveting and captivating performance as a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing-the result of a traumatic accident in her past-until, one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her ...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Sep 2014 10:29

Steamy and heated The Canyons
Steamy and heated The Canyons

Sexual obsession and sexuality have never been more heated than in Paul Schrader's erotically charged psycho-thriller, The Canyons.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Sep 2014 10:58

The Giver gives more than you bargained for
The Giver gives more than you bargained for

In a world in which people are stripped of their identity, the mind-shifting The Giver poignantly shows how important it is to stay true to your true self.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Sep 2014 11:11

Charge your senses with Calvary
Charge your senses with Calvary

The life of a beloved priest is ravaged in the masterful Calvary. If there's one opening of a film you will never forget it's a mysterious man's confession to a notoriously good-hearted local priest, Father James, telling him that he should settle all his affairs as the confessor plans to murder him on Sunday, setting off a tense pre-murder mystery.

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Sep 2014 11:25

Boyhood is charming
Boyhood is charming

If there's one way to relive your childhood, it's through the charming Boyhood. Growing up is never easy and what better way to experience growing pains than taking a 12-year journey with the actors, who passionately breathe life into their colourful characters.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Sep 2014 11:57

Into The Storm
Into The Storm

The wrath of Mother Nature unleashes hell in the epical and super-spectacular disaster film Into The Storm in which a small town is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of the most furious twisters you'll ever experience.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Sep 2014 13:23

As Above, So Below
As Above, So Below

Beware! You will stop breathing during As Above, So Below, a claustrophobic journey into hell. Hell on Earth most definitely lies beneath the streets of Paris, where miles of twisting catacombs are the eternal home to countless souls.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Sep 2014 11:42

Lovelace
Lovelace

Amanda Seyfried's gutsy performance in Lovelace as the world's most famous porn star shows how fame and fortune can seduce the senses.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Aug 2014 13:52

Delightful Tammy
Delightful Tammy

One of the feel-good films of the year, Tammy features the one and only Melissa McCarthy as a working-class woman who gets trapped on an interminable road trip with her rather atypical grandmother.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Aug 2014 11:12

Lethal Lucy
Lethal Lucy

In Luc Besson's first-rate mindbender and superb action-thriller, Scarlet Johansson is in top form as Lucy, examining the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100% of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Aug 2014 12:14

Blood flows in The Purge: Anarchy
Blood flows in The Purge: Anarchy

Crime gets a violent make-over in The Purge: Anarchy. In 2013, the country responded to the provocative concept that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Aug 2014 11:18

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Co- directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in 3D in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Aug 2014 11:23

Thrilling Rover
Thrilling Rover

If there's one ending that will hit you like a ton of bricks, it's that of the first-rate Australian thriller The Rover. This is storytelling at its best, taking you on a disturbing journey into the Australian Outback, 10 years after a great Western economic collapse, and delivering an ending that poignantly reflects on the human condition today and is as relevant and universal as ever.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Aug 2014 11:52

The-Hundred-Foot Journey
The-Hundred-Foot Journey

Lasse Hallström's The-Hundred-Foot Journey is a deliciously sumptuous feast for the senses. In the film, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Aug 2014 10:12

An intimate and soulful journey
An intimate and soulful journey

The miraculous Oscar and the Pink Lady is an intimate and delicate conversation between God and a terminally ill 10-year old boy, with Sandra Prinsloo delivering a performance that crowns her glory as one of the greatest actresses in South Africa.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Aug 2014 12:00

Delightful and sexually charged Venus in Fur
Delightful and sexually charged Venus in Fur

Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur turns the stage into a delightful and sexually charged war zone where the battle of the sexes ensues playfully between a dominating actress and a puppy dog director.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Aug 2014 12:06

Jersey Boys - too good to be true
Jersey Boys - too good to be true

There are two words that will change your life: Jersey Boys! The multi-award-winning stage show you'll never forget, and now a film you will always remember.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Aug 2014 12:21

There are dragons in the sky
There are dragons in the sky

Your mind will explode and your imagination will soar farther than you ever dreamed with the sensational How to Train Your Dragon2 from DreamWorks Animation, the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and The Croods. It's the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award-nominated How to Train Your Dragon, based on the children's book series by Cressida Cowell.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2014 11:39

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